Any ideas how to replicate this inline dropdown menu using css/jquery

Tags: jquery,css,menu,drop-down-menu

Problem :

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a plugin that exists to replicate an in-line dropdown/menu like this. The key to note is that the spacing of the selected element should remain in sentance format.

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when clicking the link, it should act as a drop-down menu.. enter image description here

I'd rather not write this from scratch if there is something out there similar.

NOTE: The dropdown value is selected and the href link text is replaced with the selected value.

Solution :

Simple little pop up on click for the specified element along with replacing the link text. I'm assuming you would want to store the selected sort type so I included a little sortKey variable as an example that you could use. Fiddle for reference:

<div id="somecontent">Sort leads by <span id="sort" href="#">date created</span> displaying first name....</div>
<div id="pop">
    <div class="link" data-sort="first" >First Name</div>
    <div class="link" data-sort="last">Last Name</div>
    <div class="link" data-sort="company">Company</div>
    <div class="link" data-sort="rating">Rating</div>
    <div class="link" data-sort="created">Date Created</div>
    <div class="link" data-sort="updated">Date Updated</div>

var $menu = $('#pop');

$('#sort').click(function(e) {
        "left": e.offsetX + "px",
        "top": e.offSetY + "px"

$('#pop .link').click(function(e) {
    var ele = $(this);
    var sortKey = ele.attr('data-sort'); // save it somewhere


 color: blue;
 border-bottom: 1px dotted blue;  

 color: #444;   
 width: 95px;
 border: 1px solid #ccc;
 padding: 5px;
 display: none;
 position: absolute;

.link:hover {
 color: red;
 cursor: pointer;

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